Mary Teresa McCarron, 78

Mary Teresa McCarron, 78, passed away peacefully, at home, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Millsboro, Del., with her husband, Edward, by her side. One of 11 children, she was born in County Galway, Ireland, on Aug. 30, 1939.

McCarron eventually moved to Brittingham, England, to attend nursing school. As a nurse in England, she specialized in the caring of mentally-challenged individuals. Upon moving to the U.S. in 1970, McCarron cared for the elderly hospital-bound patients, as well as those needing home care. She enjoyed interactions with her many patients and loved caring for anyone in need of help or assistance. She was truly selfless and garnered much joy though the love of her family, friends and countless patients that she assisted throughout her career.

McCarron was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Julia, and 10 siblings. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward McCarron; two sons, Edward McCarron, and Brendan McCarron and his wife, Heather; three grandchildren, Edward, Brendan and Ophelia; and a sister, Chris O’Neil.

The McCarron family thanked the doctors, nursed and staff at Vitas Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.

A Mass Christian Burial was to be held Aug. 3, 2018, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Millsboro, Del., with interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice; 100 Commerce Dr., Ste. 302; Newark, DE 19713. Condolences may be sent online at